Avon and Somerset Police say one person has died in a multi-car pile-up on the M4 near Bristol.
The accident happened during the morning rush hour. All three lanes of the motorway are currently closed between junctions 21 and 20.
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The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.
Blue skies and even more sunshine in the run up to the bank holiday weekend
The run-up to the bank holiday weekend probably has some of the best weather. Its fine with some blue skies or patchy cloud.